(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Punk- noir duo Twin Guns and garage quartet the Living Kills will perform at the second installment of SmashCrashBash!!, a semi-regular, rock ’n’ roll-themed party, at the Half Moon in Hudson on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 9pm.
Taking garage punk down some of its shadier alleyways, Twin Guns have carved out a sonically spookified niche within the underground music scene. Featuring Andrea Sicco (Oscura/Rockethouse) and “Jungle” Jim Chandler (the Cramps/the Makers), this duo drenches their growing audience in reverb, fuzz, and an overdose of volume while mixing equal parts Jesus and Mary Chain, Suicide, Ennio Morricone, and New York no wave into a sinister slurry all their own.
The Living Kills have been quietly bridging the gap between Brooklyn’s garage punk and lo-fi scene, pairing the best ’60s psychedelic rock with B-horror films, spaghetti western soundtracks, ’90s Brit rock, and electronic samples, to create a sound they like to call “psychotronic.” The band’s first full-length album “Faceless Angels,” was commended by Spinner for its “creeping organ, tons of noise, and a great mix of ’60s guitar nostalgia and modern shoe-gaze.”
Co-presented by CAVESTOMP! and SmashCrashBash productions, SmashCrashBash!! features live performances by hand-picked touring bands; DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ’n’ roll, and old-school soul and R&B; and wild and weird visual projections.
Manning the turntables on July 19 will be DJs Jeff the Chef (of New York’s legendary Empire State Soul Club) and Peter Aaron (the Chrome Cranks), while VJ Spike Priggen (Bedazzled.com, Scopitones.com) will delight with rare eye candy from his amazing video archives.